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Great experiences have an innate ability to change the way we view the world

“Design creates stories, and stories create memorable experiences, and great experiences have this innate ability to change the way in which we view our world.” - Christian Saylor

“Design creates stories, and stories create memorable experiences, and great experiences have this innate ability to change the way in which we view our world.” – Christian Saylor

Visit Christian’s blog for designs and comments around the ideas and practices of a world living “Under the Influence of Design.”

Our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience

“Our DNA is as a consumer company – for that individual customer who’s voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it’s not up to par, it’s our fault, plain and simply.” - Steve Jobs

“Our DNA is as a consumer company – for that individual customer who’s voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it’s not up to par, it’s our fault, plain and simply.” – Steve Jobs

Read more from Steve Jobs in Fortune’s article on the Most Admired Companies of 2008.

A coherent product user interface is the product to users

“Features are meaningless. They mean nothing to users. A coherent product user interface is the product to users.” - Kim Goodwin

“Features are meaningless. They mean nothing to users. A coherent product user interface is the product to users.” – Kim Goodwin

Read Pabini Gabriel-Petit’s recap of Kim Goodwin’s 2005 BayCHI talk, “Getting Your Design Built” for Kim’s thoughts on how to get buy-in for designs and ensuring that they get built

Design to allow users to achieve what they need

“Observe how your users approach information, consider what it means, and design to allow them to achieve what they need.” - Donna Spencer

“Observe how your users approach information, consider what it means, and design to allow them to achieve what they need.” – Donna Spencer

Read Donna’s article “Four Modes of Seeking Information and How to Design for Them” here.

There’s no better way to create experience than to write, and write well

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” - Derek Powazek

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” – Derek Powazek

Read Derek’s article “Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!” here.

Design is a way of changing life and influencing the future

“Design is about demonstrating how beautiful something can be. It has a very profound quality. Design is a way of changing life and influencing the future.” – Sir Ernest Hall

Quote retrieved from this collection of design quotes.